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NYC Needs Thousands of Apartments for the Formerly Incarcerated. 50 Face Furious Opposition

December 5th, 2022|

City Limits

"Nearly every single person on Rikers Island will be released at some point. And when they get out, they will need a place to live, said Darren Mack, a formerly incarcerated organizer with the Freedom Agenda project of the Urban Justice Center."

NYC Dept. of Homeless Services fails to connect homeless people to proper resources, officials say

December 2nd, 2022|

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“The thousands of sweeps that the city has conducted are horrific and are part and parcel of the city’s war on poor and homeless New Yorkers,” said Karim Walker, an organizer and outreach worker at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center."

How forced hospitalization of ‘mentally ill’ people will work in New York

December 1st, 2022|

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"The NYPD has long been accused of mistreating and criminalizing citizens with mental illness or in crisis, according to previous reports from the [Mental Health Project of the] Urban Justice Center, New York University and more."

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